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  • Truckers' Strike Canceled/Delayed

    11/20/2020 3:50:13 AM PST · by AggregateThreat · 13 replies
    ...But Stop the Tires 2020 creator Jeremy Rewoldt has backed away from calls for a work stoppage, saying, “Now is not the time.” Rewoldt discusses in a vlog how the overwhelming growth of the Facebook group took him by surprise and thrust him into a position of leadership he had not anticipated.
  • A Trucker Strike in November Could Be Another Nail in the Supply Chain Coffin

    11/09/2020 3:28:54 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 9 Nov, 2020 | Daisy Luther
    Here’s how it’s being organized. There’s a group on Facebook (for now – we all know how it goes on Facebook) called Stop the Tires Truckers that is organizing the strike. As of the writing of this article, more than 15,000 people had joined the newly formed group. Here’s their message (and I’m also posting a screenshot in case it gets removed.) Note that they are specifically asking truckers who transport medical supplies not to participate. Our message is simple and hopefully effective. We fully intend to exercise our rights, and will not have politicians making crippling decisions, that will...
  • Xos gets first Class 8 electric truck deal from Hino ... [Xos formerly called Thor Trucks]

    10/12/2020 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.freightwaves.com ^ | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Alan Adler
    Startup Xos trucks originally pitched itself as a custom electric chassis maker for Class 8 trucks. After pivoting to medium-duty trucks, the company is back on mission with a contract from Japan’s Hino Trucks. Xos, formerly Thor Trucks, will supply its X-Pack, a modular battery pack system, to the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) subsidiary. The X-Pack is built from the cell-level up to operate as an intelligent standalone unit. After giving up its original name, Xos proceeded with deals to make electrified chassis for United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and cash-hauling armored truck company Loomis US. Surprising timing The...
  • Biden's Town Hall Adventure [semi-satire]

    09/19/2020 1:33:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice-President Joe Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper and town hall viewers that "China is not our enemy. If they were they wouldn't have given my son a billion dollar deal. I'll grant you that China hasn't been a perfect global citizen. From time to time they've stolen our technology. And every deadly respiratory virus seems to emanate from there. But these are all minor flaws—mistakes and bad luck that could've happened to anyone." In a response to a potato farmer's question about why there are so many unnecessary regulations impeding her work, Biden advised the woman...
  • Mandatory hair testing is one step closer, feds confirm

    09/03/2020 3:22:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    CDL Life ^ | 2 Seot 2020 | Ashley
    The Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a hair testing proposal to the Federal Register for publication, the agency confirmed at a September 1 meeting. Hair testing is believed to have a much longer detection period — up to 90 days for certain narcotics, versus 2 to 3 days for urine tests — and hair tests are cheaper to administer. OOIDA ( Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) also cites inconsistencies in the results for hair testing based on race: “According to the American Civil Liberties Union, dark hair is more likely...
  • Robot Trucks Will Soon Screw Up The U.S.A. (And Nobody's Talking About It)

    08/16/2020 6:17:42 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 64 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | 08/11/2020 | William Kuechenberg
    While this column isn't about the threat posed by Transformers, it is about a robot apocalypse that's going to ravage the Midwest. I know, I know, the last thing you want to hear about right now is another imminent doomsday -- aren't global warming and COVID-19 and murder hornets and measles and the ever-present specter of thermonuclear war and the possibility of hyper-intelligent toilet lampreys enough? Well, it's likely you haven't heard too much about this particular apocalypse because it's not a sexy blood-and-guts kind. Instead of armies of Terminators hunting down handfuls of survivors for their sweet sweet spinal...
  • Trucking Company Owner: Cities That Defund Police Are in for a Big Surprise

    08/05/2020 1:04:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 8/5/2020 | Joe Saunders
    “Our first priority is to support our drivers and their safety when they’re on the road,” Mike Kucharski, co-owner of Summit, Illinois-based JKC Trucking, told the Fox program. “Defunding the police is a bad idea because when you’re on the road, you have — you’re for weeks and days at a time, driving 11 hours with valuable cargo, everybody wants to steal this.” On the road, Kucharski said, “there’s no safe place. Violence is everywhere. So, if you’re going to be having valuable cargo and there’s going to be no police to rely on, who’s going to protect our drivers?
  • YRC Gives Government 30% Stake In Latest Bailout (for $700 million loan)

    07/01/2020 12:39:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 1, 2020 | Benzinga
    YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) unveiled plans of a new $700 million lending agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which in turn will receive a stake of nearly 30% in the company. The July 1 press release outlines the latest lifeline for the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier. The loan comes from a federal lending program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which is intended to help businesses survive the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and maintain employment for their workers. The lending agreement will allow YRC to repay recently deferred health and welfare and pension...
  • Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/13/2020 6:25:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 123 replies
    CDL Life ^ | June 12, 2020 | Summer Smith
    As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments. Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country. Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departs disband...
  • 77 Percent of Truck Drivers Say They Will Not Deliver to Dangerous Far Left Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/13/2020 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/13/2020 | Jim Hoft
    77% of truck drivers say they will not deliver to far left cities with defunded police departments. Nor should they. Truck driving is a dangerous profession. Far left mayors and violent rioters make it deadly.Here’s a scene from a “peaceful protest” last week that did not end well for the trucker. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The mob yanked him from his cab and beat him senseless. Truck driver dragged out of his vehicle into the road and attacked by a mob of savages in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/yLxkqZ0cba— Jack Dawkins (@DawkinsReturns) June 1, 2020 Via CD Life: As...
  • Help the Truckers Out

    03/22/2020 8:31:56 PM PDT · by Salvavida · 52 replies
    Vanity | 22 March 2020 | Salvavida
    Folks, in response to the well-written piece by John Nolte over at Breitbart commenting on the worthlessness of Hollywood elites verses the people who actually make this country move: TRUCKERS and STOCKERS. The former offers nothing of value other than mindless entertainment, the latter will in the coming months, subject themselves to the inherent risks of the virus so that this country continues to thrive. Some facts you probably are unaware of: Truckers have no champion. Business likes cheap freight. Consumers like cheap freight. Guess who gets the short end? Yep. It has been my experience that as soon as...
  • Our Truckers need help

    03/20/2020 9:30:01 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 131 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3-21-2020 | The Hodgetwins
    Explains the struggle to be a trucker especially during Coronavirus shut-down
  • Judge halts California "gig worker" law from taking effect for truckers

    01/02/2020 8:02:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 1, 2020 | Irina Ivanova
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new California labor law from impacting more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law, passed late last year, makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order sought by the California Trucking Association while he considers imposing a permanent injunction. He said the association is likely to eventually prevail on its argument that the state law violates federal law. He also ruled...
  • An American trucking giant is slated to declare bankruptcy — and it may leave more than 3,200 truck drivers stranded and jobless

    12/09/2019 4:20:13 AM PST · by devane617 · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/08/2019 | Rachel Premack
    Celadon, a truckload carrier that grossed $1 billion as recently as 2015, will file for bankruptcy on Dec. 11 or earlier, inside sources told leading industry publication FreightWaves on Dec. 6. It's poised to be the largest truckload bankruptcy in history — and its drivers are already getting slammed.
  • Uber Freight: The bright spot in Uber's portfolio? (2,000 jobs in Chicago, Illinois)

    10/20/2019 6:29:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Supply Chain Dive ^ | October 16, 2019 | Emma Cosgrove
    Uber announced another 350 layoffs Tuesday, with most eliminated positions from the company’s extra lines of business like autonomous vehicles and Uber Eats, though some came from marketing and global operations. The latest round is part of work that began in July with 400 layoffs, all from the marketing department, explained CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in an email to staff Monday. The CEO explained the changes are meant to "ensure we have the right people in the right roles in the right locations, and that we’re always holding ourselves accountable to top performance." Between the July layoffs and this latest round,...
  • Are Australian road trains the solution to the US driver shortage?

    10/20/2019 6:02:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Supply Chain Dive ^ | October 17, 2019 | Barry Hochfelder
    North Dakota approved legislation to pilot the freight method as a way to deal with increased demand for drivers amid high turnover rates. In solving for crucial supply chain issues, Australia found a workaround that could have implications for driver shortages and transportation hurdles in the U.S. Australia's supply chain must navigate its landmass of 2.96 million square miles, people and businesses dispersed through the Outback and an infrastructure better suited to nimble vehicles. While most of the population lives in coastal cities, many live in villages widely separated by deserts and connected by highways and dirt roads. Residents in...
  • Amazon Poised To "Double Down" On In-House Truckload Program By Rolling Into Power Unit Purchases

    10/20/2019 1:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 14, 2019 | Freight Waves
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is preparing to take a step that many thought would be inevitable – acquiring its own power units. Amazon, which has spent the past six years forming a massive shipping and logistics network, already owns or leases thousands of truck trailers. But it relies on contractors to bring their own power units to the shipping relationship. That is changing. The company is poised to "double down" on its in-house truckload capabilities, and is ready to jettison many of its contractors if necessary, according to a person familiar with the company's plans. Medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer...
  • Families of truckers killed on I-10 in 2017 settle lawsuit with construction company

    10/06/2019 8:52:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    ABC 7 KVIA ^ | October 1, 2019 | Stephanie Valle
    EL PASO, Texas - ABC-7 has learned the families of the young engaged couple killed when their semi-truck collided with a piece of construction machinery sticking out on Interstate 10 have settled their lawsuit against the company that was overseeing the construction site. The parents of Patrick Van Fossen and Keserie Paredes had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against JAR Construction, accusing JAR of causing the deaths of Van Fossen and Paredes on the early morning of Dec. 21, 2017. In July, ABC-7 reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, found numerous safety hazards at JAR's construction...
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Trucks From Rivian As it Aims for Sustainability

    09/26/2019 1:05:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Chicago Inno ^ | September 19, 2019 | Katherine Davis
    To help reduce its climate impact, Amazon is taking some of its first steps in replacing its delivery trucks with electric alternatives. The tech giant announced Thursday that it is ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan-based Rivian, which will manufacture its vehicles at a factory in downstate Normal. The Amazon order is the largest Rivian has received to date, and the company says it expects to begin deploying its trucks to Amazon in 2021. Amazon said the commitment is part of the company’s goal to use fully renewable energy by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2040. Amazon’s “Climate...